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Poster: jlhharmon Date: Aug 19, 2008 1:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Best acoustic set?

I think Reckoning is pretty amazing. Post if you know of any others.

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Aug 19, 2008 9:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best acoustic set?

My favorites are all from 1970 and besides the ones already mentioned I will add these:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1970-11-08.aud.lee.pcrp.26975.shnf
(Also happens to be one of my top 5 favorite shows.)

The infamous New Orleans show played after the band was bailed out of jail that afternoon. Phil's bass amp fried out during Hard To Handle so most of the show was acoustic:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1970-01-31.sbd.cotsman.fixed.24028.sbeok.shnf

This was my first show so I'm biased, but the acoustic set was great. Includes the first ever Friend Of The Devil, first ever Candyman and the last (and only thrice played) Pigpen classic Katie Mae.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1970-04-03.sbd.farnsworth.3862.sbeok.shnf

This San Diego show is filled with rare songs like Drink Up & Go Home, Cocaine Blues (Tell It To Me), and I Hear A Voice Calling

http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-08-05.sbd.jupile.17271.sbeok.shnf

This post was modified by SkyDawg on 2008-08-20 04:39:07

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Poster: secret8476 Date: Aug 19, 2008 10:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best acoustic set?

Wow - not one mention of 8/18/70 or 8/19/70 ??
Just when you think you get to know some people ... weren't these shows just discussed in the other thread?
The First Brokedown- Ripple - and Truckin'!!!
Not to mention Cumberland Blooz - Rosalie McFall and Candyman. Sick sick sick shows these acoustics were.
Granted the Warfield stretch had some mighty fabulous moments - you wanna know what the best damn acoustic show was- my vote goes 8/18/70

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Aug 20, 2008 7:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best acoustic set?

Good call secret! These are indeed fine acoustic sets and I believe I will download these today.
In spite of all the recent trashing of 1970 Grateful Dead on recent threads here it is still maybe my favorite year. I saw the band the first time that year, they put out two of their best albums that year and wrote some of their greatest songs in 1970. I love the variety the band displayed in 1970 with acoustic music added to the more spacey music. It's just a shame more of these shows don't circulate as soundboards. Thanks again for the rec! I'm streaming 8/19/70 as I write this.
Note the billboard above the Fillmore West advertising the shows.

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Poster: He Live's Date: Sep 20, 2008 7:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best acoustic set?

hey dawg, where on earth is the second photo from? that is a wild scene daddy-o!

cheers!

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Sep 21, 2008 8:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best acoustic set?

That is from the 5/24/70 Newcastle-Under-Lyme show in jolly ol' England!

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Poster: srtg83 Date: Aug 20, 2008 2:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best acoustic set?

This is a special acoustic set, unlike anything the band had played before or after. Also it is a Betty Audience recording which, on its own, makes it unique.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd80-12-06.cantor.clugston.5478.sbeok.shnf

and for a photo
http://www.moonvalleystudio.com/vintage/vintage10.html


This post was modified by srtg83 on 2008-08-20 21:32:42

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Poster: spring mountain high Date: Aug 19, 2008 5:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best acoustic set?

rambler room at loyola college in november 78 is a fun set

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Poster: high flow Date: Aug 19, 2008 1:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best acoustic set?

Of the Radio City/Warfield shows of 1980, I have always loved this one. It sounds as if Jerry is sitting on your right speaker, so crystal clear.

Great Birdsong and Heaven Help the Fool.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd80-10-13.set1-set3-sbd.miller.25559.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Aug 19, 2008 4:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best acoustic set?

I'm partial to both 5-15-70 acoustic sets. And everything from those Warfield/Radio City runs are all top notch.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Aug 19, 2008 1:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best acoustic set?

This is a real fun one - the first set from Harpur College

Dick's Picks, Volume Eight
Grateful Dead
Initial release : June 1997
Grateful Dead Records GDCD-4028

Three CD set from the May 2, 1970 show at Harpur College, Binghamton.

Buy from amazon.com

Tracks
Disc 1

Don't Ease Me In (Traditional arr. Grateful Dead)
I Know You Rider (Traditional arr. Grateful Dead)
Friend Of The Devil (Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter / John Dawson)
Dire Wolf (Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter)
Beat It On Down The Line (Fuller)
Black Peter (Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter)
Candyman (Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter)
Cumberland Blues (Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter / Phil Lesh)
Deep Elem Blues (Traditional arr. Grateful Dead)
Cold Jordan (Traditional arr. Grateful Dead)
Uncle John's Band (Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter)

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 19, 2008 1:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best acoustic set?

Thanks to Cliff Hucker for turning me on to this one:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd80-10-13.acoustic-sbd.munder.13064.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: high flow Date: Aug 19, 2008 2:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best acoustic set?

Hilarious, great timing! Great minds.....6 seconds apart!

This post was modified by high flow on 2008-08-19 21:02:28

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 19, 2008 2:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best acoustic set?

My two, without a doubt, are 6-7-70 and 9-20-70. They have some variation vis-a-vis how acoustic they are (demi/semi/quasi/etc. as noted by Bob), but they have great renditions of the gospel tunes...

5-15-70 is damn good too. Whenever NRPS played they benefited greatly (mandolin, harmonies, etc.).

Those three are really necessary for any acoustic consideration.

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Poster: high flow Date: Aug 19, 2008 3:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best acoustic set? Honorable mention...

http://www.archive.org/details/1994-09-24.paf.sbd.zelner-vernon.14071.sbeok.flacf

DL this one.....it has a very special guest.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Aug 19, 2008 3:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best acoustic set? Honorable mention...

100% agreement here